UNDP and the Training Research Group (TRG), a local NGO in Somaliland, have launched a project to improve the livelihoods of displaced women, with the support of the Government of Norway.
Mohammed Moge camp is one of three Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland. Originally set up in 1997 as a temporary shelter for 500 families fleeing Mogadishu, the camp hosts around 50,000 people today and has morphed into a permanent settlement.
Outbe is the only woman in the camp who had been raising chicken before and she has trained the other beneficiaries of the project. From the 10 chicks she received last year she now has 32 and with the money she is making, she can afford to send her four school-aged children to school.
Shukri is a widow who has been displaced twice in her life and arrived at the camp four years ago with her nine children, seven of them still at home. With the money she is making from her chicken business, she managed to build a house and can feed her family. She hopes to expand her business.